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  • The handmaidens’ plight: an investigation of survivor ideologies of marginalized Asian women 

    Kwa, Gladys Siok-Hian (Wichita State University, 2012-05)
    Many subjugated Asian women have been overwhelmed and expunged by their traumatic ordeals, and yet many have emerged triumphant despite inconceivable odds to proclaim their tragic narratives, even as they undergo great ...
  • The histories of each: a collection of short fiction 

    Bernard, David Benjamin (2006-05)
    The used couch -- Indian graveyard -- Heart disease -- Tree house -- Cravings -- Henderson’s grocery.
  • Home and abroad: Elizabeth Bishop’s poetics of placement in Questions of Travel 

    Fortman, Brandon (Wichita State University, 2010-05)
    Who is Elizabeth Bishop? In spite of the vast number of studies done on Bishop and her work over the last twenty-five years, cohering Bishop the poet with Bishop the person is hardly any less difficult than it was upon the ...
  • Judging Moriah: gendered narratives of sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible 

    Jensen, Vicki K. (2006-05)
    This study examines the function of a patriarchal ideology in the episodes of human sacrifice narrated in Genesis 22 and Judges 11 and 19. The Akedah, or "the binding of Isaac" story, is discussed in terms of the midrastic ...
  • Kipling, Woolf, and Orwell: literary ethnographers 

    Ranatunga, Gayanthi (Wichita State University, 2011-12)
    The beginning of the 20th century was marked by a need for a departure, for Britain, from the Victorian sentiments of a bygone era, foremost among which were the soon-to-be antiquated thoughts about her colonies and ...
  • Mending science in Middlemarch 

    Landes, Claire A. (Wichita State University, 2013-05)
    Most scholars agree that George Eliot's scientific interests informed her novels, especially her 1871 novel, Middlemarch. This research attempts to add to that body of scholarship by showing how, through Middlemarch, Eliot ...
  • Mirrors and witnesses: Gabrielle Roy, Margaret Atwood, and Le Deuxième Sexe 

    Thompson, Robert Mac (Wichita State University, 2009-07)
    An intertexual, cross-cultural study of the Canadian woman's experience from the Second War and Post-War era through examination of the existential crisis of the feminine situation as addressed by the fiction of Mme. ...
  • Misogyny in Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree 

    Tucker, John W. (2007-05)
    American novelist Cormac McCarthy has recently begun to gain long-overdue recognition in the academy. Following the publication of his novel All the Pretty Horses, a National Book Award winner, the production of critical ...
  • The Mutawa killers and other stories 

    Shankar, Suraj Kunnath (2007-05)
  • The need for professional writing programs in higher education: a modest proposal 

    Ott, Chelsea Elaine (2007-05)
    The purpose of this thesis is to explain why a professional writing curriculum would be an invaluable program to institute in American universities across the country. So many people think that because we all learn to read ...
  • Paradox and philosophical anticipation in Melville’s Moby-Dick 

    Ott, Sara (Wichita State University, 2006-05)
    Much of the current critical literature on Moby-Dick lacks a unifying focus. This essay attempts to provide a thread of continuity for Moby-Dick by proving that paradox and Herman Melville’s anticipation of the early ...
  • The post-modern body in cinema 

    Barbara, Kathleen M. (2006-05)
    Throughout film history, the female body has been gazed upon, lusted after, protected, admired, and murdered. A sampling of post-modern films, including Kill Bill; Vol. I, The Swimming Pool, Boys Don’t Cry, Orlando, The ...
  • Re-presenting narratives of rape: examining constructions of the victim, voice and feminism under rape law reform 

    McCaffree-Wallace, Andrea (Wichita State University, 2011-07)
    The research and critical readings in this study attempt to comment on changing constructions of the victim, voice and consent in popular representations of rape post rape law reform. The study draws on a wealth of ...
  • Recreating identity: Acts of transcendence and resistance in Native American literature 

    Hatt, Graceanne M. (Wichita State University, 2009-05)
    The Native American novel is inherently a “cross-cultural” device with roots both in the western written tradition and Indigenous oral tradition; a mix that oftentimes makes these novels difficult for readers, especially ...
  • The sensation of Sherlock Holmes 

    Cook, Kimberlee S. (Wichita State University, 2011-05)
    This thesis examines the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and how they relate to the late-Victorian Sensation Novel. First, a brief introduction to the Sensation novel is made. It makes a study ...
  • Shakespeare by any other word?: Shakespeare’s King Lear and Macbeth reinvented in the films of Akira Kurosawa 

    Zilleruelo, Erica Lee (2007-05)
    Directors world-wide have made countless film adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, so a somewhat heated debate exists in terms of what deserves the label “Shakespearean film,” initiating conversation regarding what constitutes ...
  • Silent all these years 

    Pameticky, April S. (2006-05)
    Ankle to ankle -- Hair -- Wednesday in April -- The Garden -- Rosary -- Anywhere else but here -- Silent all these years
  • Some assembly required: including technical writing in general composition curriculum 

    Collins, Shannon Leigh (2007-05)
    This research studied problems related to the teaching of technical writing on the college level. It also attempted to establish parameters for the development of a general technical writing course which could be added to ...
  • Susanna Centlivre: Successful chameleon 

    Woodville, Katherine Elizabeth (Wichita State University, 2010-08)
    Susanna Centlivre, active in the post Restoration Theater, wrote nineteen plays from 1700 to 1723. A few of her plays were popular until 1900, but thereafter fell into limbo. By studying three of her plays, The Perjur’d ...
  • The silences of Annie Dillard 

    Sims, Robynn (Wichita State University, 2014-05)
    This research began as an investigation into Annie Dillard's An American Childhood with the intention of discovering if her memoir could be considered nature writing. Though I had intended to limit myself to her memoir, ...